Ohio Brewery News
- Wolf’s Ridge Brewing will hold their big winter bottle release on Saturday, Jan. 26 at their taproom in downtown Columbus. Port barrel aged Dire Wolf Russian imperial stout is the headliner of this release – along with cinnamon & orange peel and vanilla versions – but they’ll also have three variants of Lil’ Nippert barrel aged barleywine and two other super-limited bottles available for sale. Get all the bottle release details and see the list of nearly 50 beers on draft at facebook.com/wolfsridgebrew
- Pretentious Barrel House is releasing Raspberry Sybarite sour ale and Raspberry Pie Sybarite today.
- Seventh Son to release bourbon barrel aged Oubliette imperial stout and other vintage bottles on Sunday, Jan. 27.
- Land-Grant’s Club Tril release on Tuesday, Jan. 29 to honor former OSU basketball walk-on Mark Titus.
- Commonhouse Ales First Draft small batch series now available at Smokehouse Brewing.
- Cheers to two years of beers from Masthead Brewing! The party starts Saturday morning with the six can releases: Where’s My Birthday Cake imperial cake stout, Sophomore Slump imperial Berliner Weisse (collaboration with Streetside Brewery), Same As Last Year triple NEIPA, Fruit Blood double smoothie IPA with pineapple, mango and lactose, Extra! Extra! double dry-hopped double IPA, and The Juggerhop triple west coast IPA. Get details on can releases and special draft offerings at facebook.com/mastheadbrewingco
- Terrestrial Brewing releases Morning Halp! stout today.
- Bookhouse + Biology: brewery to host science talks during Midwest Fish & Wildlife Conference.
- Butcher & the Brewer’s We’ll See Summer Come Again kettle sour on tap now.
- Funkaison wine barrel aged saison with Brettanomyces on tap now at Working Class Brewery.
- If German compound nouns like “Reinheitsgebot” and “Zweimaischverfahren” make your ears perk up, you’ll want to attend the Propogator doppelbock can release at Royal Docks Brewing on Monday, Jan. 28. This release is the first of the North Canton brewery’s monthly “Meet the Brewers” series, where Royal Docks’ award-winning brew team will discuss new releases and popular favorites. Get more info at facebook.com/royaldocksbrewing
- Biker Brewhouse to tap Leather & Lace black & tan beer on Saturday, Jan. 26.
- Uniontown Brewing adds additional fermentation capacity to pump out more beer in Ashland.
- Alpha and Omega double IPA on tap now at Canton Brewing Company.
- R.Shea Brewing tapped Ryed’n the Storm Out, a rye double IPA just ahead of last week’s winter weather.
- Speaking of last weekend’s storm, your humble narrator’s snow-addled mind is fixated on stouts and other hearty winter beers at the moment (over a third of this week’s stories involve dark and/or barrel aged beers). Twin Oast Brewing, the north coast farm-to-fermenter brewery in Ottawa County, recently released Chupavi Russian imperial stout. Checking in at 10.5% ABV and featuring rich, luscious notes of chocolate and dark fruit, this is a supreme sipper for wintry weather. Learn more at facebook.com/twinoast
- Maumee Bay Brewing tapped Big Ray’s Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Stout, the latest in their high gravity series.
- Sunday, Jan. 27 is the third annual Robert Burns night at Black Cloister Brewing Company.
- In 2016, Ronald and Cindy Downing donated their 88-foot sternwheel paddle boat, the Elizabeth Anne, to the Buckeye Lake Historical Society. The craft is being renovated, rechristened as the Queen of the Lake III, and is expected to serve as a tourist attraction in 2019. Buckeye Lake Brewery released Queen of the Lake III English mild ale this past week to benefit the boat’s restoration. Learn more at facebook.com/buckeyelakebrewery
- Homestead Beer Company is tapping their first kettle sour, Brrr-liner Weisse, today.
- Moroccan Truffle Stout is now on tap at Three Tigers Brewing in Granville.
- Cheers to a year of beer from Swine City Brewing in Fairfield! The party starts at noon today with the draft release of Under the Moonlight, a wine barrel aged fruited farmhouse ale. At 1 p.m. on Saturday, a limited number of Under the Moonlight bottles will be available for purchase. Then, on Sunday, two new surprise beer releases will be tapped. For all the details, visit facebook.com/swinecitybrewing
- Urban Artifact is releasing four variants of their Woodbreaker black cherry lemonade Midwest fruit tart on Saturday, Jan. 26.
- Streetside Brewery will wish Masthead Brewing a belated birthday, release collaboration beer on Monday, Jan. 28.
- Saphir, a taproom-exclusive pilsner, is available now at Taft’s Ale House and Taft’s Brewporium.
- The Ohio Craft Brewers Association will be slinging Drink Beer Made Here merch at Cincy Winter Beerfest on Feb. 1-2.
- Lock 27 Brewing is diving into canning with both feet, and will release their Lock Tender golden ale and Mouth Breather IPA today at 6 p.m. from their downtown Dayton brewery taproom. To commemorate the release of their flagship cans, Lock 27 is giving away a limited edition pint glass and two koozies to the first 50 people to purchase six packs. Four Lock Tender and Mouth Breather infusions will also be on tap with a specially priced flight available to try them all. Get all the details at facebook.com/lock27brewing
- Crooked Handle will tap The Machine Russian imperial stout on Saturday, Jan. 26.
- Dalton Union released the hyper-local brew 43040, made with malt and hops grown in Marysville.
Columbus Brewing Company’s Uncle Rusty hits store shelves this week, the first bottle release for the seasonal favorite. This Imperial red ale features English crystal malts and five varieties of Pacific Northwest American hops. A hearty brew for the imposing Ohio winter…
Platform Beer Company’s Columbus brewery and taproom will celebrate their one-year anniversary on Saturday, Jan. 20. The event will feature limited can releases of Never Swim Alone barrel-aged berliner weisse with cacao and Hubris quadruple ice IPA, plus a limited re-tapping of Cherry Donut Pie gose and other rare pours. Taproom opens at 10 a.m. and the first 100 people will receive a free commemorative pint glass.
The rapid growth of new breweries in Northeast Ohio has spawned the need to create a new Ohio brewery region (much like we did for West Central Ohio a few years back). The new Greater Cleveland region includes breweries in Cuyahoga, Ashtabula, Geauga, Lake and Lorain counties.
Masthead Brewing Co. is celebrating their one-year anniversary on Saturday, Jan. 27 at their downtown taproom. The doors open at 11 a.m. and Masthead will be releasing five new beers: Underverse Imperial Stout aged in Woodford Reserve Bourbon Barrels, Underverse Imperial Stout aged in Woodford Reserve Rye Whiskey Barrels, a Galaxy-hopped New England IPA, a Double New England IPA and an 11% Triple IPA. A limited number of anniversary commemorative Teku glasses will also be available.
The newest Ohio Craft Brewers Association member in the brand new Greater Cleveland region is Bad Tom Smith Brewing in the Ohio City neighborhood. This is their second Ohio location (the first is in Cincinnati). The new Cleveland location will host a monthly homebrewers’ shoot out, with the winners having their beers brewed at Bad Tom Smith.
There’s no shortage of new Ohio Craft Brewers Association members in the Northeast region! Please welcome:
- Clubhouse Brewing Company in Warren, dedicated to serving the veteran community in NE Ohio
- Headtrip Brewery in Stow, opened on Dec. 22, 2017
- Hop Tree Brewing in Hudson, also opened on Dec. 22, 2017
- Laxton Hollow Brewing Works in Lexington, Ohio’s first cask ale-exclusive brewery
- Noble Creature Cask House, a renovated church turned brewery in Youngstown
- Paradigm Shift Brewing, Massillon’s first craft brewery
Join the Frog Army! The new mug club at Black Frog Brewery in Holland offers some serious perks for membership: a 19.5 ounce mug pour for the same price as a pint, exclusive first access to new beers, a Black Frog button-down work shirt for the first 100 members (Black Frog t-shirts for everyone else) and 10% off apparel for a year. The taproom is now open Thursday through Saturday, stop in to purchase Frog Army membership.
We’d like to welcome three Northwest Ohio breweries to the Ohio Craft Brewers Association! Bowling Green Beer Works – which gets a hearty “Ay Ziggy Zoomba!” from your humble OCBA Communications Manager – serves great beers in a speakeasy-like atmosphere. Two Bandits Brewing in Hicksville is our westernmost craft brewery, just 2 miles from the Indiana border, offering craft beer, food and entertainment with small-town charm. Napoleon’s Flatrock Brewery has been making craft beer in Henry County since 2012 and is fresh off a win for best fruit/vegetable stout in the Ohio Beer Blog/Brew Minds King of Ohio stout competition.
We’ve redrawn the map in the Southeast region as well to include breweries in Coshocton, Fairfield, Harrison, Licking, Jefferson and Pickaway counties.
The newest Southeast brewery is Wooly Pig Farm Brewery in Fresno (just east of Coshocton). Specializing in German-style lagers, the brewery – founded by former Uinta Brewing brewmaster Kevin Ely and his family – sits on a working 90-acre mangalitsa pig farm. Bottled beers should be in distribution soon, but it’s worth the trip to see this unique brewery for yourself.
Trek Brewing in Newark received their Ohio brewery permit in late December and is currently brewing and fermenting beer in preparation for their grand opening. Trek will be Licking County’s eighth craft brewery and the fifth to open a public taproom on premises.
Brink Brewing Co. has teamed up with Brew Minds to host a series of panel discussions about the craft beer industry. This month’s panel discussion, Women in Beer, is happening on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 7 p.m. Panelists include Ellen Lehman of MadTree Brewing, Natalie Blair of Rhinegeist, Jane Hamilton of Marty’s Hops & Vines and Jenny Gilbert-Hilgefort of Fibonacci Brewing and Cincy Brew Bus. Discussion will be moderated by Carla Gesell-Streeter of the Cincinnati State Brewing Science program. Admission is free at the Brink Brewing Co. taproom in College Hill.
Very excited to have Fretboard Brewing Company and Little Miami Brewing Company on board as members of the Ohio Craft Brewers Association! Fretboard Brewing in Blue Ash recently brought on Kevin Moreland, former head brewer at Listermann/Triple Digit Brewing and Taft’s Ale House, as managing partner. Little Miami Brewing in Milford opened in December 2017 with award-winning brewer Jim Strelau heading up the brewhouse. Check them out and get your Ohio On Tap passport stamps!
Warped Wing Brewing Company is celebrating their 4th anniversary on Saturday, Jan. 13 at their taproom in Dayton. The festivities will include a limited edition bottle release of three barrel aged varieties of Baltic Argonaut Baltic porter. All details – release times, bottle limits, etc. – available at the event page on Facebook.
Star City Brewing Company is teaming up with Bear Creek Donuts for a beer and donut pairing at the Star City taproom in Miamisburg on Saturday, Jan. 20. The guided pairing consists of four combinations of Star City beer with Bear Creek donut holes, capped off with a surprise collaboration donut made with Star City beer. Tickets are $15 each, available here.